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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $1,750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,750
Current Penalty $1,600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,600
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100132 A 03/09/2006 03/14/2006 $800 $875 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19100132 D01 I 03/09/2006 03/14/2006 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002 Serious 95012901 03/09/2006 03/14/2006 $800 $875 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200355279 Event: 09/11/2005Employee Dies From Severe Chemical Burn
On September 11, 2005, Employee #1 was working at a chemical plant. A sulfuric acid spill occurred in one of the containment areas of the facility, where a diluter tank overfilled. Approximately 1500- to 2000-gallons of 93-sulfuric-acid was released into the space. Employee #1 entered the containment area where the spill occurred and was overcome by the sulfuric acid, receiving second- and third-degree burns on his entire body. Employee #1 died approximately one month following the accident due to the complications with his injury. The accident investigation revealed that the causal factors leading to the fatal incident included poor lighting and lack of proper personal protective equipment.
Keywords: burn, ppe, control lever, chemical burn, spill, tank, mech malfunction, chemical
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 308786318 Fatality Burn(Chemical) Miscellaneous plant and system operators

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